MMA IN THE MEDIA

SABC’s internal inquiry open to public

20-07-2018

17 July 2018, Sunday World, Aubrey Mothombeni The SABC’s decision to hold an internal inquiry on editorial interference in-camera has been challenged in court. Nonprofit organisation Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) …

New rules needed to ensure social media does not ...

27-06-2018

First published in Business Day 13 June 2018 Growth of online platforms in SA means national polls may not be immune to campaigns of disinformation William Bird, MMA The eyes …

LETTER: Social media threat

18-06-2018

18 JUNE 2018, Business Day William Bird is correct about the problems posed by social media in the run-up to our 2019 election, but it is an even bigger problem …

Only when violated, we hear about kids: William ...

01-06-2018

1 June 2018, SABC The Director of Media Monitoring Africa, William Bird says the only time we see children in the media is when something hideous and horrible has happened …

How to spot fake news

24-05-2018

24 May 2018, Kate Ferreira Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) is deeply concerned with how fake news — or in its parlance, dodgy news — is assessed and shared by the …

Mzwanele Manyi denies Gupta link in bid for ...

17-05-2018

17 May 2018, Bekezela Phakathi The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) have called on the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) not to grant the …

Media control of tech giants scrutinised

10-05-2018

Grocott’s Mail Online, May 10 2018 Head of Policy Programme at Media Monitoring Africa, Thandi Smith believes digital literacy projects are needed for audiences to spot “dodgy” or “fake” news. …

Shamba the lion and the Malema effect

04-05-2018

News 24, 4 May 2018, Alet Janse van Rensburg “The EFF does get a disproportionate amount of media coverage compared to its share of the vote,” says William Bird from …